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Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Queen's Online student James Hazlett

James Daniel Hazlett

Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

Actuarial sciences. Actuaries are mathematician trained in money and risk - very important in the insurance industry. My plan is this is one of many stepping...
David Laflamme

David Laflamme

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

I was surprised that the online forums and discussions were exciting and challenged me to express myself objectively and in a professional academic manner. Being online,...
Nur Kanaan

Nur Kanaan

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I was unable to complete my undergraduate studies after graduating from high school. Not having attained my Bachelor’s degree had...
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks

Erica Gough

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I am a student and an artist, currently living in Kingston. I am originally from Smiths Falls which is where I spent my life until I left for college when I was 17. From there I went to...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle

Mark Leonard Reaume

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I intend to complete a graduate degree, a masters degree and a doctorate.  I would also like to continue teaching at...

Balamane Saad

Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I certainly would recommend Queen's University to anyone and especially to Mature students who have dreams and want to accomplish them starting from scratch. I had...
Brittany Lovelock

Brittany Lovelock

Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

My first online course was WRIT 125 – Effective Writing I. I think this was a great introductory course to university especially since I’ve been away from...
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online

Tammy Flores

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

Exciting. I felt like a teenager again. I had been writing for a small community paper and found the writing course enhanced how I produced a piece of writing....

Mercedes Samuel

Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

I find the online learning experience to be very similar to a course on campus, which I really enjoy. Online learning in my opinion is much better because you...
Online student with puppy

Robin McKenzie Haines

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

Take a moment to introduce yourself

Owner/Operator of professional breeding/boarding kennel. Mother of three adult children.
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids

Holly Picard

Courses taken: HIST260

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

One of my colleagues mentioned that as she was pursuing her degree completion from the Royal Military College of Canada, that she did a double...

Carrie Dean

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

It helps to be organized and self-disciplined. When I tell people that I'm doing an online course, the comment that I consistently hear is "You must be very...

Brittnay Boomhower

Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Would you recommend online learning to others? Why/why not?

I would definitely recommend online learning to others. It’s convenient and fun. For those with a busy lifestyle – whether it’s work or travel or family – online...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare

Donovan Gopaul

Degree pursued: Religious Studies

Have you had any memorable experiences with us so far that you’d like to share?

I did an on-line live tutorial in a music course (MUSC 102- Western Music: Napoleon to 9/11)- that was a cool idea. I have not seen that since...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student

Annic Lavertu

Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What surprised you the most about online learning?

Online interaction with other students, I did feel I was part of a group even if I was studying from home